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Andy Fitzgerald blows his whistle to signal a line of high school students to move to the shooting line of the new archery range behind Jamestown High School. He blows on his whistle again, and students begin shooting the arrows several yards down range into targets. The arrows are very much on target after just four days of honing the mental and physical skills involved. Another line of students keeps score. The scores are part of grading but are also about bragging rights. “This is my first time with archery,” senior Taylor Schmeichel said Tuesday.
Work on the new Jamestown bus stop is underway, according to Jamestown City Councilman Charlie Kourajian. "We hope to have it done by the end of October," he said. Kourajian is also a board member of Jamestown Bus Stop Inc., a nonprofit organization that was created to build a bus shelter and ticket office for Jefferson Lines.
A former Jamestown resident says that youth fundraising methods are archaic and his customized mobile coupon app is a game changer for schools, sports clubs or any group that conducts fundraising. PushSave.com is a mobile coupon book that allows people to create an account to support a youth or nonprofit program. A $20 donation allows the supporter to select 10 merchants that each provide one or more coupons with a download to a smartphone. “That can be a $400 to $500 value for 20 bucks,” said Mark Teckenburg of Fargo, creator of PushSave.com.
The Stutsman County Hazardous Mitigation Plan is now under final review with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and should be approved prior to the December deadline, according to officials. Stutsman County Emergency Manager Jerry Bergquist made the report at the Local Emergency Planning Committee meeting on Friday. The multi-hazard mitigation plan is required for mitigation plan grants from FEMA and must be updated every five years. The North Dakota Department of Emergency Services approved the plan without any need for changes, Bergquist said.
October is National Farm to School Month, but Jamestown Middle School and Jamestown High School are celebrating it as Farm to School Week on Wednesday and Thursday. Shelly Mack, food service director and dietician for Jamestown Public Schools, said the availability and quality of local vegetables and fruits are at their peak in September for Jamestown. It dwindles down from there through October, she said, but the growers, Forager Farm in Streeter, are having a very good growing year. "We like to do Farm to School Month in September," she said. "We are doing this for the kids.
Agencies the United Way of Stutsman County will assist include: * Alano Society * The Arts Center * Camp Rokiwan * Consumer Credit Counseling—The Village Family Service Center * James River Family Fitness * Jamestown Community Corrections * Lutheran Social Services Senior Companions * PATH Inc. * Safe Shelter * Imagination Library * Child Care Aware * Girl Scouts—Dakota Horizons * James River Senior Center Public Transit * SANE/SART * MOST-21st Century Community Learning Centers After School Program * RSVP+ Jamestown Region * Salvation Army rrr United Way of Stut
Tom LaVenture / The Sun A formation of geese flies over Jamestown High School on Monday.
Frontier Village is attracting weddings and the management would like to see more of them. Couples who want to get married in the historic setting are attracted to the rustic nostalgia of early prairie townships and a sense of their own family history, said Frontier Village Manager Nicole Mosolf. "We have got a lot of good feedback and a lot of people tell me that it's the most unique setting," she said.
Jamestown High School students kicked off homecoming week with a pep rally on Monday and introduced disco spirit day as the first theme day leading up to the Blue Jays football game, parade and dance on Friday. The theme days are a way to get students to dress up in costume each day as a different music genre, said Ken Gardner, English teacher, cross-country coach and student council adviser. “This is the first year that we have done this pep rally,” he said.
The story “Freedom Walk to honor and remember” in Saturday’s Sun, should have identified Sheri Weber as the kitchen manager and cook of the All Vets Club, and Carol Martin as the club manager. Nellie Degen is not a member of the North Dakota VFW 760 Cecil Tracy Ladies Auxiliary as reported.